March 4, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (36-24) AT INDIANA PACERS (46-13), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers have some business to take care of before they play six of the next eight games on the road, as they host the Golden State Warriors Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana won its fourth straight game at home and improved to 29-3 as the host the last time out in a 94-91 decision versus the Utah Jazz on Sunday. The Pacers may have played down to Utah's level, but proved they are a winning organization by pulling it out.
David West scored a game-high 25 points and Paul George added 22 points, six rebounds and four assists. C.J. Watson and Lance Stephenson scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the East-leading Pacers, winners in five straight overall and 11 of the last 14 games.
The Pacers were able to hold off the Jazz and made only 41.5 percent of their shots. They countered poor shooting by scoring 24 points off 18 Utah turnovers, while committing just 10 miscues themselves.
"We started off so slow, I felt like I needed to be a little more aggressive. Same thing in the third quarter. But I thought our team just competed hard enough to win a tough, tough game. They're a young, feisty and up-and-coming team. I thought we handled the challenge," said West.